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A Woman’s Heart

Xuemei Germaine Microgen Biotech crop
Xuemei Germaine Microgen Biotech crop
Xuemei Germaine of Microgen Biotech, winner of Sustainability Award at Forbes Thrive Accelerator

A Woman’s Heart was a compilation album released in 1992 with six female artists, namely Eleanor McEvoy, Mary Black, Dolores Keane, Sharon Shannon, Frances Black and Maura O’Connell.

This album was a huge success selling over 750,000 copies more than any other album in Irish chart history.

The album transformed the careers of all six women, who are still household names in Ireland and still performing.

Why am I telling you about a woman’s heart?

Recently I have been coaching a lot more female entrepreneurs who I believe will have careers in business for as long as the ladies who performed on this very famous album (25 years).

Let me introduce some of them to you:

Xuemei Germaine CEO MicroGen Biotech (pictured above)

Xuemei is from China but has made her life and career in Ireland.  Xeumei’s Business is in the AgTech space and she recently won the sustainability award at the Forbes Thrive Accelerator program in California. She put a plan in place to get picked for this program, one of 10 companies from 200+ entrants from around the world.  On being accepted she immediately focused on winning the sustainability award, following in the footsteps of another Irish success story Maggrow who won the award in 2016.

On Tuesday (4th July) I had the pleasure of attending an amazing Female Investor Meetup event in Dublin organised by Anne Ravanona, Global Invest Her for female entrepreneurs who were there to listen and meet Shelly Porges and Kelly Hoey along with other strong and influential women in business.

Sarita Johnston of Enterprise Ireland told them that entrepreneurship is now a career path for women as well as men.

By coincidence on the same day I attended the final event of the Ryan Academy’s Female High Flyers programme where ten female entrepreneurs who are were well on the way, pitched to winning sales and investment.

I coached all the amazing women I have introduced you to today and here is a note just received from one of the participants in the Female High Flyers programme:

“Never in my life did I imagine being able to stand in front of a crowd like yesterday at Ryan Academy and speak. I have struggled with this for years and yesterday was a big day. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your help”.

Lewize Crothers, Founder Exit/Entry 

As you may know, I help business people and organisations tell their story and pitch for sales and investment. When doing this my emphasis is always focused on having my clients speaking from the heart and demonstrating the values they represent (not telling me their values but showing me).

I regularly tell people that as soon as they stand in front of an audience it’s SHOW BUSINESS.

In short, be engaging but also be entertaining.

Women are on the march, look out Guys!

Click below to register for this upcoming webinar on how to create your Elevator Pitch: